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Selected Media Coverage: March 18, 2005

**Lehigh in the News** {online press clippings from other news sources}

CollegeBound Teen (Circulation: 75,000)

Lehigh University was listed along with eight other colleges in an article featuring desirable dorms. It mentions Campus Square having vacancies in two-three, and four-bedroom air-conditioned apartments with full kitchen, furnished living room, and dining room.
Also notes that Campus Square provides easy access to University Bookstore, parking garage, and many restaurants lining the pedestrian plaza.
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WPVI (PA)
Philly.com
NEPA News
Centre Daily Times
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
The Express Times
Lehigh Student Honing the Art of Selling Himself

Kenneth Sinclair, professor of accounting at Lehigh University, and Damon Scoleri, a senior at Lehigh, were quoted in an article about Scoleri’s approach to finding an accounting job. The 21-year-old Lehigh University senior is taking a novel approach to finding an entry-level accounting job. He posted an ad on eBay asking employers to bid on a chance to interview him. Although the online auction yielded only eight bogus bids -- the highest was for $10.50 -- Scoleri said the gimmick helped put him in touch with viable accounting firms in the Philadelphia area. Sinclair summoned Scoleri to his office. “At first I thought I was in trouble,” Scoleri said. But Sinclair just wanted to talk about his job search and give him some tips, such as using university recruiting resources. “There's nothing wrong with it, but I think I would have tried more traditional means, which is what he is doing now,” said Sinclair, who heard about the ad from an alumnus. Scoleri said he doesn't expect anyone to hand him a job based on the eBay ad alone, but the stunt has put his resume in the hands of accounting executives who might otherwise have passed over his application.
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All American Patriots (Sweden)
Fuel Cell Works
U.S Energy Department Announces $62.4M in “Clean Coal” R&D Awards

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman announcing the award of $62.4 million for 32 clean coal research projects to advance President George W. Bush’s goal to develop a coal-fired zero emissions power plant. This initiative will also advance other energy-related policy initiatives in energy, climate and hydrogen, including the FutureGen zero-emissions power plant of the future. The Coal Fuels and Hydrogen program sponsors coal-based research in development of processes to produce clean liquid transportation fuels and hydrogen, more efficient processes for manufacturing carbon products and chemicals, and advanced separation processes. At Lehigh University, the research to be undertaken deals with a concept called Thermal Swing Sorption Enhanced Reaction (TSSER) process, which simultaneously carries out the water gas shift (WGS) reaction (CO and H2O react to form CO2 and H2) and the separation of CO2 as a single unit operation in a sorber-reactor. The process will potentially reduce the cost of production of hydrogen by coal gasification as well as provide a carbon dioxide byproduct at gasification pressure for sequestration without large recompression costs, or for its sale as a chemical agent. It will also open up the possible use of a new genre of chemisorbents as separation agents at elevated temperatures without predrying the feed gas. Industrial participation will be solicited for future scale-up of this concept after successful completion of the proposed phase of the project.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
The Express Times
Professor Tells City Schools Laptop Initiative Working

Ward Cates, professor of education and human services at Lehigh University, was quoted in an article about laptop computers being given to all sixth and seventh-grade students in the Bethlehem Area School District just over a year ago. Giving computers to the students has improved classroom technology use in the district in just over a year, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday. But the district's one-to-one laptop initiative, as it is known, also has “widened the gap” between students who have computers at home and those who do not, said Cates, who interviewed hundreds of students, teachers and principals. Superintendent Joseph Lewis asked Cates, the coordinator of Lehigh's technology-based Teacher Education program, to help evaluate the project. Cates told Bethlehem area school directors Tuesday at their curriculum committee meeting that it is too early to know the true impact of giving so many students their own computer for school use. “It will be three or five years out before we can do a thorough evaluation,” Cates said. “But the initial results look good.”
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The Express Times
All Walks of Life Included in Vision of Greenway

Sally Handlon, program director from Lehigh University's Small Business Development Center, was mentioned in an article regarding a linear park that is proposed for 1.75 miles of abandoned railroad tracks from Union Station on the west winding east to Lynn Avenue. The city is negotiating to buy the average 60-foot-wide track bed from Norfolk Southern, which is ripping out the tracks that mostly parallel Third Street and Daly Avenue. Handlon spoke up for the rights of dog owners, who are banned from parks and natural areas across Bethlehem.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
State DEP Chief Says End “The Blame Game”

At Lehigh University’s Packard Auditorium on Wednesday evening, Kathleen A. McGinty, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, shared her views on the conflict over oil resources, in addition to other environmental problems. Disputes between businesses and environmental groups over U.S. reliance on fossil fuels can harm both the economy and the environment, McGinty told the audience, hours after the U.S. Senate voted to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rather than playing “the blame game” over who should be held accountable for environmental abuses, business executives and environmentalists should work together to devise ways to lower fuel consumption and boost profits at the same time, she said. Of the effort to win drilling privileges in the Arctic, McGinty said, “I cannot begin to describe the energy and the money that for 15 years has been invested in this.” She explained that the extended struggle over the issue was a drain on the nation's economy. Tamara Nisic, a freshman at Lehigh and member of the Progressive Student Organization, was prompted to attend the speech when she heard the resolution to drill in the Arctic had been passed. “I like the idea of compromise,” she said. “Who could say no to that?”
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The Express Times
Critic of Liberals to Speak at Lehigh

David Horowitz, an outspoken critic of liberals, will speak March 23 at Lehigh University on “Bias and American Academia”. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in Packard 101 and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The son of the Communist founder of the New Left movement in the 1960s, Horowitz and liberalism had a parting of ways in the 1980s, and he has since become one of the most vocal critics of liberal ideology.
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Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005

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